Foundation Year in Business Studies

Top Foundation Year Programs in Business Studies

Business Studies

A college foundation year is two to three semesters long and helps high school graduates prepare for a university program. For students who are not qualified to transfer directly to university, a foundation year bridges the gap and make higher learning available to students who are willing to work hard.

What is a foundation year in business studies? This course is an option for students who do not yet meet entry requirements for their chosen degree program. The foundation year strengthens a student’s academic, communication and business skills, and helps them gain acceptance to a university. A student can choose from a selection of classes that pertain to the aspect of business that they are most interested in, such as finance, management, leadership, international business, among others.

If a student is unsure if a degree program is right for him or her, the foundation year can be a time of confidence building. Students will generally have a firm grasp of what will be expected of them academically at the university level. Some programs allow students to learn at their own pace.

Many colleges around the world offer a foundation year in business. Cost varies from one school to another and from country to country. Students are encouraged to research the best options for them before committing to a program.

Students who complete a foundation year are then able to pursue a degree in business. Once they complete their academic career, they can enter the workforce in an area of business that they have mastered. Almost every industry has business jobs, so graduates might find themselves working as managers, marketing directors, financial advisors, retail operation directors, or others.

Most foundation year programs are taken in person rather than online. However, part time schedules may be available for students who need a flexible schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Foundation Programme - Business

The University of Law Business School
Campus Full time 9 months September 2019 United Kingdom London

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world. [+]

International Foundation Programme - Business

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their business knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. Upon successful completion (at 50% overall grade and 55% in the English module) of the International Foundation Programme will guarantee students progression to the three-year undergraduate Business degree programmes at ULaw. ... [-]


International Foundation Year - IFY

Riphah International University
Campus Full time 9 months April 2019 Pakistan Lahore

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with NCUK in your home country before you start your degree will give you the confidence you need before you start your degree course. [+]

International Foundation Year - IFY Guaranteed access to thousands of university degrees

A qualification designed with our university partners to prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with NCUK in your home country before you start your degree will give you the confidence you need before you start your degree course.

International Foundation Year Route Quality is at the heart of everything that we do so our qualifications meet the highest academic standards set by our university partners. As well as academic knowledge, the NCUK IFY will give you specialist English language, study and cultural skills that are an essential part of your degree course. This unique combination will help you to get into the University of your choice and get on with your future career. International Foundation Year Progression Route Engineering Programs Business Programs Health Sciences Programs Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering Business & Human Resource Management Biomedical Engineering Architectural Engineering Design Business Management with Finance Dental Materials Mechanical and Marine Engineering Cyber Security Computer Forensics with Business Forensics & Medical Science Chemical and Energy Engineering Economics/International Business Food Nutrition and Health Civil & Structural Engineering Law with Accounting and Finance (LLB) Medical Biochemistry Mechatronics and Robotics Economics, Money and Banking Medical Materials Electronic and Electrical Engineering Law Physiotherapy Systems and Control Engineering with Management Mathematics with Finance and Accounting Pharmacology & Physiology 1200 More with Placements offers to explore 1100 More with Placements offers to explore 400 More with Placements offers to explore... [-]

Pathway Programme

British School of Marketing International
Campus Full time 12 months May 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

This course provides an access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in Global Business Management. Students will study two levels in one academic year prior to progressing into the final year at Bournemouth University. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of 2 years. [+]

Apply for a scholarship here!

Course/BSMI Price/Scholarship Price

NVQ Level 4 Business Administration/£10,095/£6100

NVQ LEVEL 5 Leadership Management/£10,095/£6100

TOTAL: £20,190/£12,200

Programme Overview

This course provides an access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in Global Business Management. Students will study two levels in one academic year prior to progressing into the final year at Bournemouth University. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of 2 years.

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International Foundation in Business and Humanities

INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Business and Humanities subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University. [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Business and Humanities subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1) Class size: 20 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]

Foundation in Business (Degree Foundation)

Westminster International College
Campus 12 months January 2019 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to [+]

Foundation in Business

Students who do not have 'A' Level or equivalent qualifications for direct entry to a Bachelor's Degree Programme are required to complete a 3 Semester Degree Foundation Course (DF) prior to commencing BA (Hons) Business Studies Course.

After finishing the Foundation Course, you can transfer directly to the main Degree course.

Students can expect to complete the entire degree foundation and degree in approximately 4 years.

Many of our students have found studying the Foundation Course prior to the main Degree schedule extremely useful. It will help you become accustomed to the rigour of academic learning and also provides an excellent orientation course for studying at undergraduate level in Malaysia and/or London.... [-]


International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

University of East Anglia
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months October 2019 United Kingdom Norwich

Prepare for your bachelor's degree in a choice of over 50 degrees at a leading university. The INTO UEA International Foundation programme improves your level of English, study skills, and knowledge of university subjects including business, economics, psychology, international relations, and more. [+]

Progress to a wide variety of undergraduate degrees at the University of East Anglia, ranging from accounting and finance to history of art.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? A guaranteed route to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.

Course options available

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]

International Foundation Programme in Business

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English. [+]

What is the International Foundation Programme?

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) are one-year courses, designed as an alternative to A-levels, which prepare students for undergraduate education in the UK. The IFP is also an opportunity for students to become familiar with the approach to education in the UK and improve their written and spoken English.

The International Foundation Programme at DLD?

At DLD, there are foundation programmes in Business, Art and Music. The IFP in Business covers Mathematics, ICT, Presentation Skills, Economics and Business. Economics and Business make up 75% of the course. Students are taught the principles of starting new businesses, business management and business law. The Economics modules cover micro, macro and international economics. The course gives students, the knowledge and research skills to succeed at university and the confidence to demonstrate their knowledge. The teaching is done in small classes where students are treated as individual learners and supported by experienced, caring members of staff.... [-]


International Foundation in Business, Management and Law

INTO London
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months October 2019 United Kingdom London

Academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in wide-ranging areas including Business, Economics, Hospitality and Tourism, Events Management, Law and more. [+]

Your first step to studying a degree in a wide range of disciplines including Business, Economics, Hospitality and Tourism, Events Management, Law and more.

Why apply? guaranteed university placement for all successful students a quality-assured university validated programme multiple start dates

There are two course options available:

International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]


International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months June 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose. [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree. Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee. Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers. You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK. Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £15,075 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 21 hours ... [-]

International Foundation in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time 9 - 15 months March 2019 United Kingdom Belfast

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's University Belfast. [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's University Belfast.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-5 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, March, June, September; 2020: January Fees: From £16,115 Class hours: 20 hours per week minimum Class size: 16 Class duration: English classes per week: 8 hours (including a 1-hour tutorial) Subject module classes per week: 12 hours ... [-]

International Foundation in Business, Hospitality and Tourism

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months July 2019 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Accounting and Finance, Computing, Events Management, Geography, Law and Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire. [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Accounting and Finance, Computing, Events Management, Geography, Law and Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 2-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, July, September; 2020: January Fees: From £7,880 Class hours: 18 hours per week minimum Class size: 16 Class duration: Standard:English classes per week: 6 hours Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Average total per week: 18 hours 6 month:English classes per week: 9 hours Subject module classes per week: 15 hours Average total per week: 24 hours Integrated: Subject module classes per week: 12 hours Average total per week: 18 hours ... [-]

International Foundation in Business and Management

Newcastle University
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management related subjects at Newcastle University. [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management related subjects at Newcastle University.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January, June Fees: From £18,500 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]

International Foundation in Business

Newcastle University London
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom London

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance, International Business Management, or International Management and Marketing at Newcastle University London. [+]

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance, International Business Management, or International Management and Marketing at Newcastle University London.

Course features Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway. Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee. Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers. Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules. Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you. Key course facts Course length: 3-4 Terms Start dates: 2018: September, October; 2019: January, July, September, October; 2020: January Fees: From £15,445 Class hours: 21 hours per week on average Class size: 16 Class duration: Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances. Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University. Course options: Standard (3-term, 9-month programme) Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.) Entry requirements ... [-]

International Foundation in Business and Humanities

INTO Manchester
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities offers entry to degree subjects related to finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and many more. [+]

Preparing you for an undergraduate degree in a variety of subjects at leading UK universities, in areas such as finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and more.

Why apply for the International Foundation programme? Guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK's 16 universities (subject to meeting progression requirements). A quality-assured, NCUK accredited programme. Recognised by a wide range of other leading UK universities.

Course options available

Fast-Track International Foundation (2 terms) - this option provides intensive tuition and English language entry requirements are typically higher. International Foundation (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students. Headstart Foundation (3 terms) - this includes an additional two weeks of learning that introduces you to British culture and history. Extended International Foundation (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support and English language entry requirements are typically lower. Where will this programme take me? ... [-]

Undergraduate Social Sciences International Foundation Programme

University of Kent - International Pathway Programmes
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Social Sciences IFP offers specific pathways in Business and Economics (Business Studies, Management Studies, Marketing Studies, and Economics Studies), Law (Law Studies), Psychology, as well as a general Social Sciences studies, which lead to a wide range of degree options at Kent Business School, Kent Law School, and the Faculty of Social Sciences including: Accounting and Finance Law Accounting and Management Law and Criminology Anthropology Law and Economics Applied Psychology Marketing Business and Management Philosophy Classical and Archaeological Studies Politics Criminology Psychology Economics Social Psychology European and International Business Sociology Financial Economics [+]

International Foundation Programme (Social Sciences) - Credit

The Kent International Foundation Programme (IFP) is primarily designed for international students, allowing them to develop their academic knowledge and skills, and if required their English language ability, for entry to Undergraduate study at university.

The Social Sciences IFP offers specific pathways in Business and Economics, Law, Psychology, as well as a general Social Sciences studies.

Overview

The programme, on offer at the University of Kent for over 25 years, takes place on the Canterbury campus and students are full members of the University with access to University accommodation and all academic, welfare, social and sport facilities on campus. With academic subject modules and academic skills modules taught by highly qualified University of Kent tutors, the IFP leads to a range of degree programmes in the Social Sciences including pathways to Anthropology, Business, Journalism, Law, Psychology, and Politics.... [-]